Someone with multi-sensory impairment (MSI) has difficulties with both hearing and seeing. Some people have a limited ability to hear and see, and some cannot hear and see at all. Some people are born with MSI, and others develop it during their life. A person with MSI may also be described as 'deafblind' or having 'dual sensory loss'.
We know that learners have the best chance of reaching their full potential when their needs are identified early and they are given the right support.
We work with learners and their families, as well as adults who work with them, to understand the learner's hearing and vision levels. We also look at how these may affect the learner's day to day life, at home, at school, and in the community.
Depending on their needs, our learners can get support with both hearing and vision. More information about this support is available in the 'support with hearing' and 'support with vision' sections above.
Our staff work with colleagues in social care to make sure the right support is available at the right time.